Wednesday 30 January 2013

The beauty of simplicity

Sometimes the simple things in life are the best, and that is exactly what I had in mind when I created this card using a beautiful heart stamp sent to me by Stamp Addicts.

Those of you who visit my blog regularly will have worked out that I am more of a cutie / character kind of person when I comes to card making, so this particular stamp is a little out of my comfort zone, as it strikes me as being quite vintage. So I decided to keep the card very simple and the the beauty of the stamp speak for itself.

I dug out some of my old stash for this card including my once much loved embossing powders and some gorgeous ribbon that I found lurking in the bottom of my ribbon box.

Once I had stamped and embossed the heart, I then matted it on to some matching card before carefully sticking ribbon on each of the four edges, to frame the central image. The entire panel has then been mounted on to the base card using sticky fixers to give that little bit of lift.

Here are some challenges that I would like to enter today:
Make it Monday
Created with Love - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin - Ribbon
The Squirrel and the Fox - Anything Goes
Simon says Stamp - Anything Goes
Natalie and Amy - Something Old / Something New
Anything Goes - Monochrome

Thanks for looking.

Sharon x


  1. A beautiful classy and stylish card. Love the colours you've chosen and the stamp speaks for itself!! Love how you framed this.Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this time and good luck
    Carol xx DT

  2. sometimes its nice to do something different, love this, Mary x

  3. It is a different style for you and it looks fabulous! The heart is gorgeous and I love the CAS layout.
    Lorraine x

  4. Very nice card thank you for showing us all at Sweet Stampin' this week. Debbiex

  5. so gorgeous Sharon, love the frame you created around it!


  6. Beautiful card! Such a pretty heart image! Love the treatment you gave the edges. Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

  7. Beautiful card Sharon, love the gorgeous heart.

    Donna x

  8. Great card, lovely layout.

    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Pam x

  9. Such a beautiful and elegant card Sharon...
    Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at 'Make it Monday'..

  10. A gorgeous stamp and a lovely card! Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x


I love to receive your comments, so thanks so much for taking the time to visit me and tell me what you think. Happy crafting! Sharon